M.S., COMPUTER SCIENCE
Susan Collins came to Northeastern via Oklahoma, and accomplished a great deal in her two years in Boston.
Collins collaborated on a data-mining project at Cambridge University, published a paper for an industry conference, received a prestigious fellowship, earned her M.S. in Computer Science, landed a teaching gig in her field and even got married.
But Collins isn’t done yet. She continuously sets her eyes on new challenges and tackles them in much of the same way she tackles a physical challenge, like hiking a mountain — one of her many loves.
Collins was drawn to Northeastern University by the allure of its faculty.
“I found a professor online whose teachings aligned with what I wanted to do, so I sent an email, and it kind of took off from there,” she said.
The hands-on on experience she received at Northeastern, particularly when it came to machine learning and data learning, has been more than beneficial.
“For me, (having a network like this) is very useful because I’m going back to academia, and I’ve collaborated with a lot of researchers, so it’s great to already have all those connections in the field,” she said.
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